Time to nominate City of Melville citizens for top awards

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey with 2017 Australia Day Award Winners (left to right) Keith Daddow, Valen Bullivant, David Rechter, John Wigham, Rasa Subramaniam and Samantha Romeo.
Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey with 2017 Australia Day Award Winners (left to right) Keith Daddow, Valen Bullivant, David Rechter, John Wigham, Rasa Subramaniam and Samantha Romeo.

THE opportunity to pay tribute to some of the City of Melville’s most outstanding and inspiring residents has rolled around again, with nominations now open for the Mayor’s and Australia Day awards.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the Mayor’s Valued Citizen Award recognised the contribution of long-serving volunteers while the Youth Citizenship Award was for students who had gone above and beyond to contribute to their school or community.

“These awards acknowledge the tireless commitment of volunteers who give their time selflessly for the benefit of others,” he said.

“They are a wonderful opportunity for us to thank those individuals and recognise their significant value in our community.”

Nominations are also open for the 2018 Australia Day Awards, with categories for Citizen of the Year, Youth Citizen of the Year and Community Group of the Year.

Winners the Mayor’s Valued Citizen and Youth Citizenship Awards will be unveiled at Wireless Hill Park on November 10 while the Australia Day Awards are presented at the citizenship breakfast ceremony on January 26 next year.

Australia Day Award winners receive $400 to donate to a community group or charity of their choice, while nominators each receive $100 for the same purpose.

To nominate an outstanding citizen in any of the awards, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/nominatenow before October 20.

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